Altenburg/Metropolitan Region Central Germany (Thuringia):
Altenburg ESTW Altenburg station conversion [e] - Treben-Lehma [a]


  • Railways


GRE German Rail Engineering GmbH


EQOS Energie Deutschland GmbH


From 2021 to 2026

Project Activities

Specialist planning of technical track equipment (50 Hz systems, telecommunications technology) Lph 5


GRE German Rail Engineering GmbH

Frankfurt (Headquarters)
Frankfurt Airport Center 1

D-60549 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 30 24749-0
Fax: +49 30 24749-204

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The Sachsen-Magistrale, which runs from Hof to Leipzig and Dresden via the fork in Werdau, has existed for 160 years. Electrification and adaptation to new technical standards are intended to improve rail connections, expand passenger and freight transport capacities and increase train speeds. People living in the region as well as long-distance travellers will benefit from this.

The construction project "ESTW Altenburg" is located in the section Treben-Lehma and Altenburg and is part of the overall measure ABS Karlsruhe - Leipzig; Subproject 2 Leipzig - Hof.

The challenges in the project include, above all, planning "under rolling wheels", i.e. train traffic is not stopped, which makes many intermediate construction stages necessary before the final state is reached, as well as interface coordination with the various railway subsidiaries involved in the planning (including DB Energie, DB Netz, DB Station&Service, DB Kommunikationstechnik). 

Electrical engineering: including overall earthing concept, lightning protection, construction site clearance, electrical points heating, supply network, track field lighting, platform lighting and equipment.

Telecommunications: including new construction/removal of track cables, passenger information, public address system, time service systems, fire alarm systems.